In 1983, the first mobile phones were introduced to the public, courtesy of Motorola. Microsoft Word hit the market. Swatch created its first watch. The series finale of M*A*S*H garnered 125 million viewers - an all-time high for a non-sports broadcast. Michael Jackson had a helluva year, with hit singles "Beat It" and Billie Jean." Cabbage Patch Dolls were all the rage.
In theaters, audiences had plenty of great movies to choose from. Here are the ones that just narrowly missed the cut: The Outsiders, Mr. Mom, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and WarGames. And here are your Essentials: